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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Rat

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year for many Asian families. Lunar New Year, commonly known as Chinese New Year, is an official holiday in many countries including China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Each year is symbolized by an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. This year, it's the first sign -- the rat.

Chinese New Year Dining in Bellevue

Chinese New Year is another season to celebrate and what better way to bring in the Year of the Rat than to gather family and friends and feast! Here are some of Bellevue's favorite Asian and Chinese restaurants to celebrate with your family and friends in true Chinese style.

Whole Five-Spiced Crispy Duck at Peony Kitchen | Stir Fried Lamb with Green Chili Peppers at La Bu La | Braised Pig Ear at MonGa Cafe |

  Seafood Noodles at Baron's Xi'An Kitchen & Bar |
  Hot pot at Boiling Point |
  Braised Lamb Casserole at Shanghai Cafe |  
Baron's Xi'An Kitchen & Bar | 425-625-2165

Peony Kitchen | 425-502-7652

Monsoon East | 425-635-1112

Wild Ginger | 425-495-8889

Din Tai Fung | 425-698-1095

Boiling Point | 425-455-8375

Dough Zone | 425-641-8000

Facing East | 425-688-2986

La Bu La | 425-688-7991

Toy's Cafe & Bakery | 425-454-8815

King's Chinese Restaurant | 425-378-8009

The Dolar Shop | 425-390-8888

Nuodle | 425-395-9999

Shanghai Cafe | 425-603-1689

Xiao Chi Jie | 206-372-4633

Crispy Dover Sole at Peony Kitchen | Pork Trotters with Rice at MonGa Cafe | Seafood Hotpot at King's Chinese Restaurant |


The Bravern | Saturday, January 18, 2 - 4PM

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Join The Bravern in the celebration of the richly diverse cultural heritage of the East that represents exclusive joyfulness and exuberance, and to bring a little "good fortune" for the New Year.

Besides the outdoor décor to create an exuberance ambiance, on the afternoon of January 18, the luminous lanterns and art installation featuring traditional Chinese culture will be switched on at The Shops at The Bravern.

The Bellevue Lunar New Year celebration will feature:

  • Dragon and Lion Dance
  • Chinese Flower Arrangement
  • Zodiac Cotton Candy
  • Patries
  • Asian Lantern Making

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The Peking Acrobats | Saturday, February 1

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The North American Tour of the Peking Acrobats will stop at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center for the first time on Saturday, February 1, for two crowd-pleasing performances.

For more than 30 years The Peking Acrobats have been touring the world redefining audience perceptions of Chinese Acrobatics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability.

Two performances: 3pm & 8pm. Get tickets

The Bellevue Collection | Saturday, February 1 - 11AM - 6PM

Bellevue celebrates the Lunar New Year on one spectacular and colorful day filled with dance, music and art, including traditional events such as the Lion Dance and the Chinese Lion and Dragon Parade. The event, held in Bellevue Square's Center Court on Saturday, February 1 from 11am to 6pm, also celebrates the richly diverse cultural heritage of Bellevue. The festival is open to audiences of all ages and includes complementary fun activities for all to participate in.

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      photos by jami davis, bellevue collection  

One of the highlights is the Chinese Lion and Dragon Parade during the New Year Spectacular. This dramatic and colorful parade is an integral part of the Chinese culture with the traditional lion dance and dragon as a symbol of strength and good luck to the community. Other events include demonstrations and performances by martial arts groups, Chinese opera, traditional dance and music, plus family friendly activities including flying lantern and year of the sheep hanging art DIYs, Chinese Calligraphy demonstrations and more located on the second floor.

Saturday, February 1

Chinese New Year Celebration in Bellevue |


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Updated: January 3, 2020
Video courtesy of The Bellevue Collection; Lunar New Year photos by Jami Davis

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